Bird of Prey (Uriah Heep song)

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"Bird of Prey"
Song by Uriah Heep
from the album Salisbury and Uriah Heep (U.S. version)
A-side "Gypsy"
Released 1970
Format 7"
Recorded October-November 1970, Lansdowne Studios, London
Length 4:05
Label Bronze
Songwriter(s) Ken Hensley, David Byron, Mick Box, Paul Newton
Producer(s) Gerry Bron
Salisbury and Uriah Heep (U.S. version) track listing
  1. "Gypsy"
  2. "Walking in Your Shadow"
  3. "Come Away Melinda"
  4. "Lucy Blues"/"Bird of Prey"
  5. "Dreammare"
  6. "Real Turned On"
  7. "I'll Keep On Trying"
  8. "Wake Up (Set Your Sights)"

"Bird of Prey" is a song by British progressive rock/hard rock band Uriah Heep, from the group's US version of their 1970 debut album Very 'Eavy... Very 'Umble (released as Uriah Heep in the United States)[1] and 1971's album Salisbury. A different version of the song would also appear on the 2003 remaster of Very 'Eavy... Very 'Umble. Although not released as a single, the song is regarded by many fans as one of the band's most popular songs. The song is the B-side of the band's first ever worldwide single "Gypsy".[2]

In Popular Culture[edit]

In 2009 the intro to the song (approximately from 8-14 seconds) was sampled by the American Rapper Xzibit in his single "Hurt Locker".



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